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Tiffany Chan, E-RYT 500, has been practicing Yoga and meditation since 1988. She lived at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for 6 months practicing Yoga and doing Seva (volunteer work). In 1995, she became a certified 200 hour level teacher at Kripalu and with Integrative Yoga Therapy in 1996. She completed her 500 hour certification at Kripalu in March 2014.   She  has a deep interest in meditation and anatomy which helps to inform her teaching. She is very interested in bringing the healing power of Yoga to everybody so she teaches a wide spectrum of classes to serve the community. Her classes range from therapeutic to athletic. She believes the strength of a good teacher is dependent upon her personal practice.

She was the stress management specialist for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease at the Dubois Regional Medical Center from 2002-2004. Now she teaches the ‘Daily Steps to Less Stress’ and the stress management component of the ‘Spectrum’ class offered through Highmark Insurance for the Indiana Regional Medical Center. She also teach various workshops for schools and businesses in the area on stress management and Yoga.

She is an avid cyclist and skier and enjoys a physical challenge. This is demonstrated in her popular intermediate and moderate classes.

Tiffany says that “Yoga has brought me health and an inner connection that has helped me at every stage of my life. My greatest satisfaction as a teacher is to see people take the skills they learn in class and apply it to enrich their everyday lives”.

Basil Fisanick, E-RYT 200 began his Yoga practice in 1997 when he attended his first Yoga class with Theresa Patrick in Indiana, PA. Since that time, Basil has realized that this was without a doubt the best decision he has ever made, and this also allowed him to take the step into becoming a Yoga teacher himself.

In 2003, Basil was accepted into the Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health’s Yoga Teacher Training program in State College, PA where he graduated a year later with his 200 hour certification.  Basil has taught continuously since his graduation, and he prides himself on his own attendance policy. “If I an unable to teach a regularly scheduled Yoga class, my students know that there will be a substitute teacher there to lead them in their practice.” Basil has taught Yoga classes in his hometown of Nicktown, PA, and also at the St. Francis College in Loretto, as well as numerous locations in Altoona, and Indiana,PA. He currently offers Yoga at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Indiana and also offers private Yoga sessions by appointment.

Basil’s Yoga style is influenced by the teachings of his YTT instructors Megan Belew and Claudia Simpson as well as the teachings of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Because Basil believes Yoga is an ongoing learning experience, he continues to attend workshops and classes as often as possible. He has attended Yoga workshops and trainings taught by such a diverse group of Yoga teachers as Rodney Yee, Manorama, Todd Norian and Ann Greene, Mitchell Blier, Diane Bruni and many others. He also has attended or led 108 Sun Salutation events on the Solstice or Equinox continually since 2003. Most recently, Basil completed his Advanced Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra (R) Teacher Training with Senior Kripalu Yoga Teacher Jennifer Reis in October 2015.

Ask any of Basil’s Yoga students and they will tell you that he emphasizes the breath and allowing each person’s own breath to take them to a place where they can feel both strong yet soft and “finely tuned.” Basil’s students also know that he is very knowledgeable in the actual Sanskrit names and pronunciations of the postures he teaches. His classes follow his own “Systemic” approach to teaching that he himself has been developing since he began teaching  – first as a Commercial Pilot Flight Instructor in 1984 and finally as a Yoga Teacher since 2004.

“All activities become more enjoyable with regular, structured practice!”

Please take the time to ask us any questions you may have by contacting Anjali Yoga as soon as possible for information on this exciting YTT program!